Posts by Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.

September 21, 2023

50 Years of Meryl Meisler’s Iconic New York Nightlife Photography on Display

Photographer Meryl Meisler‘s journey in street photography began in the early 1970s, when she started documenting suburban life on Long Island. That quickly transitioned into following Manhattan's electric nightlife and daily life in Bushwick well before its gentrification. Her vast archive of photos, which was only revealed in 2010 after she finished a 31-year career in education, is now on display together with her more recent images in an incredible five-decade retrospective.

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September 18, 2023

Dreamy Infrared Photos of NYC Give the City Unexpected Fiery Flair

Photographer Pierre-Louis Ferrer is known for using infrared photography to masterfully show a new perspective on well-worn cityscapes. Ferrer's latest conquest is New York City. INFRA NYC is Ferrer's infrared reportage of the city, taken after 15 days dedicated solely to documenting every corner of the Big Apple. From Central Park to Coney Island, Ferrer covers Manhattan and Brooklyn in a unique and exciting manner.

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September 16, 2023

Vote for Your Favorite Finalist of the 2023 Weather Photographer of the Year Contest

Every year, the Royal Meteorological Society holds the Standard Chartered Weather Photographer of the Year as a way to celebrate the power of visual artistry in storytelling. This year's newly released shortlist of images offers a striking portrayal of the effects of climate change from perspectives across the globe. All of the shortlisted images are up for a special award decided by a public vote.

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September 14, 2023

Incredible Winners of the 2023 Ocean Photographer of the Year Awards

Marine biologist and amateur photographer Jialing Cai has been named the 2023 Ocean Photographer of the Year thanks to her stunning image of a paper nautilus floating on a piece of debris just after a volcanic eruption in the Philippines. Cai went on a blackwater dive shortly after the eruption and was rewarded with this image, which put the 25-year-old ahead of the other talented entrants to the contest.

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